2013 Halloween Contest - Now Open!

September 10, 2013 12:00 pm

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Halloween Contest 2013 - Now Accepting Submissions!

As the Summer season nears its end and the cool breezes of fall start to creep in - it can mean only one thing...Renderosity's annual Halloween Creative Contest has arrived! It's time to put on your artistic thinking caps and begin thinking of your entry that will become the envy of all your peers here at Renderosity.

This year's theme is: Things I've learned from watching horror movies.

I'm not sure about you but here's a few things I've learned from staying up late and watching scary movies. If you think the bad guy is dead - don't take the time to stick around and check for a pulse. Chances are they're still alive! If you're driving down a dark and desolate road - think twice about picking up the hitchhiker. While watching late night television - don't reach out to touch it should it start calling your name and by all means if your little brother says 'I see dead people' BELIEVE him!


Click Here for the 3D / Animation category.

Click Here for the 2D / Photography category.

Click Here for the Writer's category.


Here are some important dates regarding the contest:

Contest entries open: Wednesday, September 11th

Contest entries close: Tuesday, October 15th

Community voting begins: Wednesday, October 16th

Winners announced: Thursday, October 31st


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JMichaelPiper ( posted at 1:39PM Wed, 11 September 2013

Welcome Foolish Mortals! I look forward to a healthy competition for what I like to call, "Halloween - My Favorite Holiday Of The Year!" I wish everyone the best of luck with their entries! Can you wish good luck on yourself? Hmmmm...Well gonna do it anyway! /"""/ Bite Me! :>)

rikomortis ( posted at 6:38AM Thu, 12 September 2013

It's the most... wonderful time of the year.......Another great theme with lots of possibilites. Good luck everyone!

DisparateDreamer ( posted at 1:43PM Thu, 12 September 2013

This always confuses me... 3D artwork/flat images, same category as animation? Or all images go under 2D? Please explain, because it's not clear to me :(

jwdell ( posted at 11:13PM Thu, 12 September 2013

Challenge accepted!! Se Y'all there...

poisinivy ( posted at 8:18AM Fri, 13 September 2013

I have a 1080HD/ 3D animation of a Wizards castle. which I have just finished on Sept 12th . But its 1080DPI - 13 minute animation short which means its Hi def. 1920 x1080 which does not fit your guide lines of a animation of 800 x800 I don't know anyone that creates 800 x 800 video animation. Plus there is no where to upload video on renderosity anonymously for animated films unless you post them on video sharing sites like youtube and my Youtube channel is my name, which would disqualify me again. from the animation rules .of no names on the art work so I think this year i guess I'll have to submit my 3d animation to another contest unless You guys at rendo can fix the rules on animation submissions because the rules are unrealistic for any good animation.to submitted. okay that is my 2 cents :) good luck everyone

savanna ( posted at 3:43AM Sun, 15 September 2013

Klasse, das wird sicher ein sehr Intressanter Wettbewerb :)

mytheos ( posted at 2:11PM Sun, 15 September 2013

i have to second poisinivy's comment ... the size restrictions on the animations make them practically useless i did an animation for the may competition and squishing it into 800x800 and 10mb was a major constraint if you really want an animation competition you have to allow for at least 720p (1280x720) and something like 100mb odds are you won't get too many animations anyways so it shouldn't be an issue to provide the disk space ... it's cheap anyways these days or maybe we can upload our animations to a server (youtube) and just provide a link ?

Pandarr ( posted at 8:23AM Thu, 19 September 2013

800x800 is also too small for images IMO. I think 2000x2000 should at least be allowed. That gives some room if people want to make a wide or tall image.

svdl ( posted at 11:39AM Thu, 19 September 2013

800x800 is too small, for both animations and images. 720p would be okay for animation, and at least 1920x1080 for images.

Sea80 ( posted at 3:26PM Thu, 19 September 2013

I just spent the better part of an hour trying to find the Gallery these images are suppose to go in, I can't even get to a list of galleries to try and search for the right one. Where are you suppose to put these images?

rikomortis ( posted at 6:19PM Thu, 19 September 2013

soooooo??? Are the animations being judged in the same category as standard 3d work? Last year there was a seperate category.

mapps ( posted at 3:42PM Fri, 20 September 2013

ya 800x800 seems a rather odd choice for animation. Even 720 by 540 is at least a more normal video ratio, it's a lower res too but tends to ply well on most video devices. Or perhaps 960 by 720 which is just a slightly higher pixel count and still a fairly common video ratio. OK My 2.5 cents worth (gotta allow for inflation) :-)

Pandarr ( posted at 8:00PM Sat, 21 September 2013

@Sea80 - Click on the category above that you want to enter, then scroll all... the way... down... The entry form is there. @mapps while 800x800 seems to small for animation, 800x800 is the maximum allowed, not the required size. You can still do 720x540 as an entry.

JMichaelPiper ( posted at 5:11PM Thu, 03 October 2013

Complain complain complain... blah blah blah...Every complaint will be met with, "Now that's the Challenge You See!" make it 800x800...or make it 800x450 or make it 640x360 or even a 720x540...You can even do a 799x799....now that's a challenge right?! ugh This is a contest, not an election for Prom Queen, lol Have fun, I do, always! Shift, change, adjust...then submit! I'm just sayin....Good Luck Ev1

badgerorg ( posted at 7:51PM Wed, 09 October 2013

I think we are all aware this is not an election for prom queen, but at the same time, a comment section is provided for us. If someone expresses their opinion, it should be welcomed, not belittled. I even support your right to express your opinion. As for my opinion, I think 800x800 is too small for both animations and still images. Too much detail is lost at that resolution.

twingo ( posted at 9:28AM Fri, 11 October 2013

800x800 is really small for a detailed image, I will skip this contest.

davidabailey ( posted at 6:52AM Sun, 13 October 2013

Lumping the 3D and Animation categories together is a flawed idea in my opinion. Mona Lisa vs Pulp Fiction, Guernica vs Forrest Gump - get my drift? How can we choose? Ridiculous.

TinaK ( posted at 9:50AM Mon, 14 October 2013

Just wanted to comment to let everyone know that we will be changing the size in the animation category for our Annual Holiday Contest to accommodate your request.

skyvendik ( posted at 10:04AM Tue, 15 October 2013

It is hard for freelancer as me to encounter with commerciaonal artists, but every attempt is necessary for embarrass their easy looting .. nice prices .. GL

StaceyG ( posted at 8:12PM Tue, 15 October 2013

The contest has been open for over a month, not 4 days?? There was a coming soon article at the beginning of sept then the contest opened and a front page article and reminders in the newsletters all month.

rikomortis ( posted at 10:04PM Tue, 15 October 2013

Good luck everyone, some killer competition this year , And a Big thanks to the admins for all the work that goes into giving us a great contest.......NOW GO VOTE!!!!!!

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